Teen gets diploma 6 months after accident


Transcript: 05/22/2017: KUSA-DEN (NBC)  … it is graduation time where many high school seniors are walking across the stage to take their high school diplomas. this student was driving home november 21st when his car went off the road, flipped and hit a fence post. the state trooper said had he landed a couple centimeters in either direction, he would have been killed. going in and out of conscious’, he called — consciousness, he called his dad and told him he couldn’t feel his legs. he was paralyzed from the waist down. he was able to get his diploma yesterday and exit the stage just like everyone else. >> he’s a very goal oriented guy and he had grad waiting on his mind. >> — graduating on his mind. >> i was able to overcome everything. i told them i want to go down the stairs and that’s what we decided to do and thankfully i was able to do it. >> it was a skill he learned in rehab. dallas’ mom said he’s always had a great attitude. …